Sunday, February 26, 2017


A woman, affected by a gas attack, breathes through an oxygen mask inside a field hospital in Kfar Zeita village in the central province of Hama in this file photo. — Reuters

UN Syria sanctions vote sought next week

UNITED NATIONS — Nations urging the UN to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over chemical weapons use are seeking a...
Turkish Prime Minister and leader of the ruling AK Party Binali Yildirim greets his supporters in Ankara on Saturday during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum. — Reuters

Turkish PM seeks votes for ‘strong, stable’ Turkey in April referendum

ANKARA — Turkey’s prime minister called on the public on Saturday to back constitutional change that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, portraying...


Tin Tin Aye, center right, the wife of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni, and their daughter, center left, are pictured at the family home in Yangon on Jan. 30, 2017 the day after Ko Ni was shot dead. — AFP

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for lawyer’s murder

YANGON — The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar’s government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of...